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Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission

The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission was created by the State Legislature in 1989 to establish policies, adopt rules necessary to execute the duties of the Department, set fees, acquire property, promote the state´s outdoor recreation policy, and appoint the OPRD director. Commissioners serve four-year terms. They are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the State Senate.

All public commission meetings are streamed live to Youtube at Business meetings and training workshops are open to public attendance, and executive sessions aren't. Executive sessions do not include any actions or deliberations toward decisions.

As a courtesy, most business meetings include time for informal public comments. To register, select the month below and follow the registration link.



Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission

September 13-14, 2022
Zoom Meeting

Draft Agenda

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Zoom Meeting

WORK-SESSION / TRAINING: 1:45pm – 3:45pm

  • Land and Water Conservation Fund Program Administration
  • Property Disposition

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Zoom Meeting

Executive Session: 8:30am

The Commission will meet in Executive Session to discuss acquisition priorities and opportunities, and potential litigation. The Executive Session will be held pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(e) and (h), and is closed to the public.

Business Meeting: 9:45am

  1. Commission Business
    a) Welcome and Introductions (Information)
    b) Approval of June 15, 2022 Minutes (Action)
    c) Approval of September 14, 2022 Agenda (Action)

  2. Public Comment: Please submit written public comments no later than 5 p.m. September 12th to

  3. Director’s Update
    a) Legislative Update (Information)
    b) Vietnam War Memorial Update (Information)

  4. Budget
    a) 2021-23 Agency Budget Update (Information​)

  5. Real Estate
    a) Frenchglen – Ross Acquisition (Action)
    b) Fort Yamhill (Information)
    c) Joseph H. Stewart State Recreation Area Asset Transfer (Action)

  6. Community Engagement
    a) LGGP Large Grants Recommendation (Action)
    b) LGGP Small Grants Recommendation (Action)
    c) LGGP Planning Grants Recommendation (Action)
    d) ATV Advisory Committee New Member Recommendations (Action)
    e) ORTAC Member Reappointments (Action)

  7. Heritage
    a) Heritage Division Updates (Information)

  8. Park Development Division
    a) Smith Rock Master Plan Update (Information)
    b) Nehalem Bay Project Update (Action)
    c) Collier Campground Improvements (Action)
    d) LaPine State Park North Loop Campground Paving Project (Action)

  9. Rulemaking
    a) Request to open Local Government Grant Rules, Division 6 (Action)
    b) Request to open Park Area Rules, Division 10 (Action)

  10. Reports
    a) Actions Taken Under Delegated Authority (Information: 210a(i), 10a(ii,iii))
        i) Contracts and Procurement
        ii) Ocean Shores and Scenic Waterway Permits
        iii) Timber Harvest Revenue

  11. Commission Planning Calendar (Information)

The services, programs and activities of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department are covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need special accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact the commission assistant Denise Warburton at (503) 779-9729 or at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.




Draft Agenda

Wednesday, March 18, 2021
Zoom Meeting

Business Meeting:  8:00 a.m.

1.   Approve agenda

2.   Commission Business

      a) The Cove Palisades - Wave Attenuator Contract Award




Audio 3 hours, 13 minutes



Audio 2 hours, 32 minutes



Audio 3 hours, 14 minutes



Audio 4 hours, 33 minutes



Audio 4 hours, 39 minutes


2022 Meeting Dates and Locations

February 23-24 - Virtual
April 12-13 - Silverton
June 14-15 - Wallowa
September 13-14 - Klamath Falls
November 15-16 - TBD
(meeting dates and locations are subject to change)


Congressional District 1:
Jennifer H. Allen, Chair
Term expires February 2023

Congressional District 2:
Steven Grasty
Term expires May 2025

Congressional District 3:
Jonathan Blasher
Term expires June 2023

Congressional District 4:
Elizabeth Hill;
Term expires May 2025

Congressional District 5:
Vicki Berger
Term expires May 2025

East of the Cascades:

West of the Coast Range:
Doug Deur
Term expires May 2025


Lisa Sumption, Director
Denise Warburton, Executive Assistant to the Director and Commission
725 Summer Street NE, Suite C 
Salem, OR 97301 

Phone: (503) 779-9729 
Fax: (503) 986-0794